Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s Degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree). Five (5) years of coaching experience at the collegiate, national or professional level in the sport of Lacrosse. Understanding of NCAA Rules Compliance (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program). Prior experience with recruiting. Prior experience with skill instruction. Prior experience with practice and game plan development. Experience in administrative responsibilities in the sport of Lacrosse (team scheduling, budget preparation & administration, facility usage, public relations, fundraising, community service and other daily operations for the program) Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).
Prior Head Coaching experience. Experience in a Division I Lacrosse program. Experience in budget management. Experience with staff supervision. Experience with fundraising.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Head Coach is the person responsible for all aspects of leading a Division I program in the sport of Men’s Lacrosse. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, student-athlete development, game preparation and strategy, supervision of assistant coaches, scheduling, alumni and public relations, fundraising, adherence to NCAA rules and regulations, and general administrative duties. The Head Coach and his/her program will be evaluated for competitive success (e.g. wins/losses, conference titles, etc.), the extent to which coaches are providing a positive meaningful educational experience for student-athletes leading to their graduation and the extent to which the Head Coach has established a sport culture in which he/she is viewed by the student-athlete(s) as a mentor, educator and role model. The Head Coach will also be responsible for supporting the philosophy, goals and Mission of both the university and its Athletic program as well as adherence departmental, university, America East and NCAA policies and procedures. The Head Coach is also expected to execute other program related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Recruiting: The Head Coach is responsible for the development of a comprehensive plan to identify, evaluate and recruit high quality student-athletes to Stony Brook University. This includes, but is not limited to, phone contacts, in-person evaluations, home visits and student-athlete visits to campus. The Head Coach is responsible, as per NCAA rules, to maintain accurate records of all recruitment activities for himself/herself and for his/her assistant coaches.
Team and Game Preparation: The Head Coach is responsible for training, teaching and conditioning student-athletes in preparation for all intercollegiate contests. The Head Coach will plan and supervise practices, prepare game strategies and coach the team at contests. The Head Coach will work closely with the Athletic Performance and Athletic Training staffs to develop a year-long program of conditioning, strength and injury prevention.
Student-Athlete Development: The Head Coach is responsible for creating an atmosphere and culture that is a reflection of the missions of both the Athletic Department and the University. A positive student-athlete experience, both on and off the field is a number one priority of the coaching staff and administration. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring academic performance including graduation rates, study hall, and class attendance. Incumbent is also responsible for the behavior and appearance of student-athletes and managers under his/her direction while they are representing the institution.
Administrative Responsibilities: The Head Coach will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling of practices and games, annual reports, recruiting logs, providing rosters and other paperwork to various offices for NCAA compliance issues, team travel plans, media guide development, etc.
NCAA Rules Compliance: The Head Coach will be responsible for knowledge of, and adherence to, NCAA rules and regulations pertaining to recruiting, eligibility, and general operation of the Men’s Lacrosse program.
Budget Management: The Head Coach will be responsible for administering a budget developed in collaboration with his/her sport supervisor and the Associate AD for Financial Operations and Athletic HR Administration with final approval granted by the Director of Athletics. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the assigned Equipment Room staff member to purchase and track inventory of equipment/uniforms, monitoring travel expenses of team and coaches and planning student-athlete scholarship awards to stay within budgeted/NCAA allocation. The Head Coach is responsible for reconciliation of expenditures for all team travel, recruiting expenses and other Men’s Lacrosse related expenses.
Staff Supervision: The Head Coach is responsible for the hiring, evaluation and supervision of assistant coaches. The Head Coach provides mentoring, guidance and direct oversight of assistants in all aspects of administering and managing a Division I program.
Revenue Generation: The Head Coach will be expected to participate in fundraising activities for both the general athletic program and the Men’s Lacrosse program. The Head Coach will be expected to meet a mutually agreed upon fundraising goal for the Men’s Lacrosse program. The Head Coach will also work in concert with his/her respective Sport Supervisor to formulate an annual fundraising plan to solicit/raise funds for the Men’s Lacrosse program fundraising accounts, that act as a supplemental budget to the general program operating budget.
Community Services: The Head Coach will be expected to participate in community relations activities both as an individual and with student-athletes. This could include clinics, speaking engagements, and volunteer efforts with local organizations. The Head Coach will also be strongly encouraged to participate in campus activities to promote the Men’s Lacrosse program and the Department of Athletics.
Alumni Relations: The Head Coach will be expected to establish and maintain a good relationship with Men’s Lacrosse alumni. The Head Coach will coordinate or assist as needed in various alumni activities and functions such as alumni games, University Alumni events, held on-campus and held in conjunction with away athletic contests.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work will be required.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.
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